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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #400: July 31, 2017, 03:33:06 PM »
Giolito's last 10 starts:  4.54 ERA, opponents batting .254 against him with a .342 OBP.  Kind of looks like his ceiling now is a #4/5 starter.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #401: July 31, 2017, 04:19:24 PM »
OTOH, Lopez has been lights out and is on the verge of a call up.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #402: July 31, 2017, 04:28:33 PM »
OTOH, Lopez has been lights out and is on the verge of a call up.

I think he was the real jewel in that trade, but I also think Eaton will make enough impact to make us (mostly) forget it.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #403: July 31, 2017, 05:07:26 PM »
Nick Pivetta looking good today. I am still trying to figure out how a guy whose fastball sat at 91-93 in the minors with the Nats has now increased to 95-97. He is the anti Giolito.

Maybe it's a Canadian thing. Paxton is the same story.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #404: July 31, 2017, 06:47:10 PM »
Trienen is doing well in Oakland so far.  8.1 IP, 1.08 ERA, 3BB, 9K, 3HA

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #405: July 31, 2017, 08:31:40 PM »
Maybe it's a Canadian thing. Paxton is the same story.
Probably hold the ball or something like that until they get down here.   :hysterical:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #406: August 04, 2017, 05:49:44 PM »
Kind of looks like his ceiling now is a #4/5 starter.
Don't know if I'd go that far.  He didn't lose the tools, just his mechanics.  If he can get back to the mechanics that made him a top prospect and learn to repeat them, he can still be a top of the rotation guy.  Just looking like a longer term project than most would have guessed.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #407: August 06, 2017, 07:54:45 PM »
I just saw Treinen close out the Angels 1-2-3 in the ninth for the save in a one run game. His stuff was filthy. Too bad it didn’t work out in DC.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #409: August 07, 2017, 11:28:34 PM »
Matt Belisle is closing games, or at least the last two, for the Twins.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #410: August 12, 2017, 07:21:45 PM »
Wilson Ramos is hitting .175/.206/.299 in 105 PA's for the Rays so far.  Not good.  Not good at all.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #411: August 13, 2017, 10:58:03 PM »
Astros got Tyler Clippard.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #412: August 14, 2017, 06:07:11 PM »
Todd Coffey officially retired.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #413: August 14, 2017, 07:26:59 PM »
Todd Coffey officially retired.
R.I.P. Coffey Time.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #414: August 15, 2017, 11:37:46 PM »
Finally tuned into a Mariners game when Espinosa was playing and he immediately roped a double. Right handed.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #415: August 16, 2017, 02:28:34 PM »
I thought Usain Bolt was the sprinter who retired
Todd Coffey officially retired.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #416: August 18, 2017, 12:34:57 AM »
Edwin Jackson currently shoving. I forget where he ended up.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #417: August 18, 2017, 01:37:24 PM »
Finally tuned into a Mariners game when Espinosa was playing and he immediately roped a double. Right handed.
I still think he could potentially save his career by batting right handed.  It won't immediately yield results but his bat just doesn't play at the major league level as a switch hitter and he's always been a MUCH better hitter right handed so he may as well try for longer than one Spring Training.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #418: August 18, 2017, 01:44:25 PM »


...he's always been a MUCH better hitter right handed so he may as well try for longer than one Spring Training.

The stats I saw don't seem to support that for his time in the Big Leagues.  He's been god-awful from both sides of the plate.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #419: August 18, 2017, 01:47:08 PM »
The stats I saw don't seem to support that.  He's been god-awful from both sides of the plate.
His right side has regressed significantly in the last two years but he put together several years of hitting close to .300 from that side of the plate.  I attribute the regression to lack of confidence and repetition since teams generally turn him around to the left side whenever they can.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #420: August 18, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
I can't believe people are still swallowing his cock. He's like Trump. :smh:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #421: August 18, 2017, 02:41:45 PM »
I can't believe people are still swallowing his cock. He's like Trump. :smh:
I don't think anyone's saying he's a good player.  All I'm saying is I don't see him having a chance in hell of making it in the majors if he doesn't ditch batting from the left side entirely.  I mean we're talking about someone who is barely sticking in the majors here.  No one is calling him the next Mike Trout.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #422: August 18, 2017, 02:43:39 PM »
I don't think anyone's saying he's a good player.  All I'm saying is I don't see him having a chance in hell of making it in the majors if he doesn't ditch batting from the left side entirely.  I mean we're talking about someone who is barely sticking in the majors here.  No one is calling him the next Mike Trout.

I think Spider wonders why people talk about his at all.  He's a classic "Never was."

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #423: August 18, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »
I think Spider wonders why people talk about his at all.  He's a classic "Never was."
I think it's because he did put up some decent years and it's a bit of a mystery as to why he was never able to put it all together.  When he first got to The Show, a lot of us thought he was a better version of Ian Desmond who was going to hit his prime faster.  It just never materialized.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #424: August 18, 2017, 03:16:37 PM »
I can't believe people are still swallowing his cock. He's like Trump. :smh:
no politics outside uncensored :nono:  Just say he's like . . . wind song.